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5 Best Gun Belts for Concealed Carry & Range [Hands-On]

Looking for the perfect gun belt for concealed carry and the range?

One that’s sturdy to hold a loaded handgun PLUS mags…but isn’t so tactical that it gives you away?

Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness
Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness (Top to Bottom: Relentless Tactical, CrossBreed, CrossBreed, Daltech)

We’ve got you covered with some of the top brands out there. We’ve worn them for CCW, at the range, and during competitions.

Now let’s get started!

Best CCW Gun Belts
Best CCW Gun Belts (L to R, Daltech, CrossBreed, CrossBreed, Relentless Tactical)

Best Gun Belts

1. Kore Essentials

If you’re looking to carry…my new favorite concealed carry belt is the Kore Essentials with X7 Buckle. Use code “PEWPEWTACTICAL” for 10% off.

Kore Essentials Belts
Kore Essentials Belts

It’s super sizeable with its 1/4-inch hidden track system.

Kore Essentials Hidden Track
Kore Essentials Hidden Track

Which allows me to size up and down if I’m either going to be carrying or not.

Plus…I love that I’m able to size in and out throughout the day depending on if I’m going to be sitting/driving a while and want to ride my holster/gun a little more upwards.

Check it out in action. I also apologize for acting like a weird card dealer showing my palms…

I’m a big fan of their nylon “tactical version” which holds up to 6-pounds. Here’s me in with my P365 in a Hidden Hybrid Holster (my favorite).

Kore Essentials Tactical Gun Belt with P365
Kore Essentials Tactical Gun Belt with P365

Since I wear untucked shirts all the time I could stand it to be a little tactical looking. But it doesn’t scream GUN so you’re probably ok even with a tucked shirt.

Again…remember to use code “PEWPEWTACTICAL” to get 10% off your purchase.

I like the X7 buckle since it’s the most low-profile and doesn’t create any extra bulge if you shift it slightly with an appendix carry holster.

Kore Tactical Gun Belt P365 Top View
Kore Tactical Gun Belt P365 Top View

If you need something more business…check out their reinforced leather versions which carry 4 pounds that’s more than needed for most gun/holster combos. Plus your choice of tons of actual buckles.

Kore Leather Belt
Kore Leather Belt

I’ve been wearing my leather one for quite some time and there are no noticeable scuff marks from any of my holsters.

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

If you want to learn more…check out my complete review of Kore Essentials.

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2. Daltech Bull Belt

The Daltech Bull Belt was the thickest of all (by my guess of 50%) and I have no doubt will stand up to years of use and abuse. Price is fair too.

CCW Gun Belt Thickness
CCW Gun Belt Thickness (L to R, Daltech, CrossBreed, CrossBreed, Relentless Tactical)

If you’re looking for the toughest belt out there to carry A LOT of gear or if you’re really ROUGH on your kit…go for the Bull Belt.

The leather is nice and the stitching is also very strong looking. No one will be able to tell it’s a gun belt. The sizing is also easy to figure out…add 2-inches to your normal belt size.

Heavy Duty Gun Belt
35
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

But keep in mind that because it was so thick it sort of felt like I had a small hula hoop around me when I walked. The feeling went away as I got used to it.

So maybe it’s not the best pick if you’re simply carrying CCW and a mag. But if you’re looking at a 3-Gun competition where your belt has to hold a loaded pistol, rifle mags, pistol mags, AND shotgun shells…you can’t go wrong.

3. Crossbreed Holsters Belt

I really like Crossbreed Holsters (see my Best Concealed Carry Holsters) so I wanted to check out their belts as well.

I ended up getting two of their models, the Executive with a standard buckle.

75
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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

And the Crossover.

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at Crossbreed

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Again, the leather was great and so was the stitching. I’m sure with their leather-backed holsters they’ve got that part down.

It’s less thick than the Daltech so it didn’t feel like I was wearing something super sturdy around my waist. I went with 2-inches above my normal pants size.

Pricing is steeper, especially for the Crossover…but you’re paying for a more polished look. I especially like the small CB logo on the Executive.

Executive Belt Logo
Executive Belt Logo

But…for the first few days, I wore either…it CREAKED like no other. It settled down after about a week and I get the feeling I could have put some leather oil on it to help. But I felt like a rusty tin man for a while.

If a sleek look isn’t a priority…their slightly more affordable Classic belt might be for you.

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

4. Relentless Tactical

One of my first “stealth” looking gun belts I got to test out CCW holsters. I chose the Relentless Tactical Belt since it has impeccable ratings on Amazon.

At the time of writing it has 2800+ reviews at an average of 5 stars.

Best CCW Belt
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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

It’s almost indistinguishable from a normal belt except that it’s much sturdier and could hold a loaded handgun and two mags on the side with ease.

It’s the thinnest of the bunch so it fits the bill for something more comfortable for people who are CCW-ing. I got one 4-inches above my normal waist size.  

The drop-down ordering tool helps you out immensely.

Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness
Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness (Top to Bottom: Relentless Tactical, CrossBreed, CrossBreed, Daltech)

The Relentless Belt is what I would recommend for a no-frills concealed carry belt that can do some double-duty at the range or competitions.

Still going strong 4+ years…

5. Klik Belts

Looking for something that’s tried and true…and super strong?

You’ll want something utilizing Austrian-made Cobra Quick Release Buckles that are the gold standard in mountaineering.

Klik Belt Cobra Buckle
Klik Belt Cobra Buckle

Enter…Klik Belts that take the Cobra Buckles and stitches them to make some great duty and CCW belts in Austin, TX.

Klik Belt
Klik Belt

I went with the black on black but there are tons of color combos to choose from on their site. I recommend going with the 2-ply Tactical Belt version if you plan on carrying guns and mags.

Instructions told me to get my regular belt size since there’s plenty of wiggle room.

Klik Belt, Size 32
Klik Belt, Size 32

Shipping was quick (and free).

Immediately I saw the difference in the two ends of the Klik Belt…one end was single ply and the other was double.

Klik Belt, Thin and Thick Sides
Klik Belt, Thin and Thick Sides

It took me a while to figure it out…but you thread the single-ply through your belt loops first.

How to Put On Your Klik Belt
How to Put On Your Klik Belt

Then you attach the other side of the buckle…otherwise, the buckle itself is probably too big to fit through regular 1.5-inch loops.

Wearing my Klik Belt
Wearing my Klik Belt

Voila! And if you appendix carry…make sure to have the double-ply on the side you carry.

Klik Belt with Hidden Hybrid Holster and P365XL
Klik Belt with Hidden Hybrid Holster and P365XL

The single-ply connection area makes it really easy to adjust on the fly if you’re putting on a holster or want to loosen everything up a little bit to sit down.

Check out the clicky action and adjustment here:

The sizing of everything is also great since I’ve had some Cobra buckle-esque belts in the past where if I’m sitting for too long the buckle starts to dig into my stomach.

And once you put a shirt over everything it’s like nothing at all.

Concealed Klik Belt
Concealed Klik Belt

If you’re looking for some super strong stitched in America stuff utilizing the world-renown Cobra buckle…check out Klik Belts.

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Conclusion

A good belt can make or break a concealed carry setup. Not to mention, make things more (or less) comfortable.

But we think you can’t go wrong with one of the suggestions above.

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    Richard

    Looking for something for the larger guy. trying to find a good gunbelt for myself or other faily members whose waist is not as svelte as the models shown in the vidoes/pictures above. Any recommendations for somone on the larger size ?

    August 27, 2021 7:36 pm
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    Travis Hamrick

    I'll give a shout out to 1791 Gunleather and their gunbelt. It's 1.5" width and full-grain, 14-ounce leather and it's built like a tank, and a more traditional look that works for me. I've got a couple of their holsters, and their quality has always impressed me so I tried out their belt. I'm sold. Really nice product and a pretty fair price.

    August 24, 2021 6:10 am
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    Roger N. Thibodeau

    I've been using the Relentless Tactical with a basket weave design for 3+ years and am very satisfied. Looks practically new and I'm not very easy on it. I carry a subcompact or a micro compact every day. Bought on sale and very happy.

    August 23, 2021 11:47 am
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    Zeke2A

    The Beltman or AG gunleather ….nuff said

    August 22, 2021 1:58 pm
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    Guy

    videos don't play

    July 25, 2021 4:33 pm
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    Bill

    Everyone has a favorite in this game. Mine fav is the kore because of the way it zips around your waist. I was skeptical at first but its the only way to go now. To top it off they use high grade materials with reinforced core. I cc a 1911 so I need the support.

    June 3, 2021 8:14 am
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    nick c

    14 oz leather belt
    They send me a rebate offer of 50 dollars if I got their belt thru Amazon which I did by clicking on their link which took me to amazon.
    I purchased the belt. When contacting them about my refund I was told the rebate was not for that belt purchased even though the link took me to amazon and to the 14oz belt. Relentless Tactical is scamming people period and it's sad they would do something like this. I have purchased items from them in the past but never again will I recommend this company. SCAM !!!

    May 28, 2021 11:40 am
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    Jay

    Over the past 3 years of use Kore has proven itself for my needs. I carry everday most weeks and so the ability to adjust my belt to where my waistline is at in the moment is key. And yes I have a leather hanks and webbed cobra belt hanging in my closet but I never wear them anymore.

    May 28, 2021 8:04 am
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    Tee

    I like my Kore. The track system is just the best. I also use some of the Kore accessories on my Kore and other belts.

    May 25, 2021 8:08 am
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    Ryan Craine

    For me Kore belts have been great for my law enforcement work and OD concealed carry. I’ve used cheap ratchet belts from Amazon and they have broken under the weight of guns and extra mags being mounted on them... but the Kore belts are extremely sturdy and hold everything in place without sagging...I’ve also been using the nylon belt for off duty concealed carry... what a difference a sturdy rigid belt makes... never using a cheap belt again.

    May 20, 2021 1:34 pm
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    John

    Everyone has their favorite belt. And it is always the best one and best thing since sliced bread and the manufacturer is always great. The problem I've discovered with ordering gun belts on line over the years and many belts later is that there is no way to try before you buy. A gun belt is a personal thing that not only needs to fit and be comfortable in use it must also be suitable for its intended use.

    When deciding on a gun belt there are three words you must remember. These are quality-quality-quality ... quality in materials, quality in workmanship, and the often forgotten quality in use. For example If the price is ok with you, and the belt has quality materials and workmanship but you find yourself having to adjust frequently or there is the slightest hint of discomfort sometimes you have told yourself you will live with, then that quality of use is not there.

    So choose wisely. Brand and price are not the only factors to consider. There is a certain 'quality of life' factor to consider called 'quality of use' especially if you are going to use it all day every day.

    May 17, 2021 12:25 pm
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    Steven Holmes

    You should look into Galco gun belts , they are the best leather gun belts !

    May 17, 2021 10:28 am
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    Mudhunter

    Next time you do a belt or holster round up, please look into Versacarry out of Bryan, TX. They use Water Buffalo leather.

    May 17, 2021 4:30 am
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    Luis Pacheco

    I have owned a Galco 1.25" Leather belt for years, I just turned it inside out and also moved the buckle, still looks great, I think I've had it for about 15 years.
    I also own a Wilderness belt, it has done me good also, Very nice belt, still looking good, there is no reason to change it.

    May 16, 2021 11:21 pm
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    Luis Pacheco

    The Blue Alpha belt is cool but why can't the buckle lay flat but has to stick out, come on people... isn't there good enough engineering around to figure that out?

    May 16, 2021 11:16 pm
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    Ryan

    Haha I have only read 5% of the article and wanted to comment on how I like your and pew pew Tactical’s writing in general. “Sorry for showing my hands like a weird card dealer” haha I’m always learning and chuckling when I show up here.

    May 16, 2021 11:07 pm
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      Danno

      Having worked Casino surveillance, card dealers are trained to show their hands to the camera. Proof that they have not palmed a chip or card.

      May 17, 2021 9:05 am
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    Jim R

    If you want a gun belt that will not sag even under a heavy, full-sized, all steel 1911; then look at Tucker Gunleather belts. They are the best quality, thickest, strongest gun belts made. They cost just a little more, but they are more than worth it. Rob will help you get exactly what you need. It takes a while to break them in, because they have very little stretch and they will not roll. Just wear one everyday for a couple of weeks and you will get used to it. You will also never look for another gun belt again. These will last for generations.

    May 16, 2021 6:54 pm
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    Ed

    I have a RGB Belt (ratchet). That was a Kickstarter, but apparently, seller is not active anymore, although website is still up. I love it, but buckle is a bit discolored. This is my third year with it, and leather still looks new.

    I also own two Kore belts (ratchet) which are nice.

    May 16, 2021 6:35 pm
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    Tony

    we the people have a nice gunbelt. has the cobra buckle and its scuba webing. i like that seems solid.

    May 16, 2021 6:26 pm
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    Calvin

    I’ve been wearing a Hanks Belts belt for 6 years now & it still looks new

    May 16, 2021 6:10 pm
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    Michael K

    From the first time I read this article I researched and purchased a Crossbreed Executive belt. I've been wearing it every day since and I find it worth every penny I paid. The quality is superb! It is a very nice looking belt from the buckle to the stitching. As the review says it does squeak a bit when new, but that goes away i a couple of weeks.

    Only bad thing was my own fault, I ordered it a size smaller that they recommended, 4 inches larger than pants size, I ordered 2 inches larger. Well, I started out on the 3rd hole of 7 and since I lost 35 ponds, I'm down to the 6th hole already. Should have gone smaller even.

    May 16, 2021 3:40 pm
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    springpatch

    Beltman belts are a great US handmade option. Outstanding customer service.

    May 16, 2021 1:41 pm
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    Connor Grabowski

    I would just add Mean Gene Leather to the list as well. Gene is a great guy, and hand makes everything; good pouches are fantastic as well. I have his Victory Aegis belt in crazy horse, it's 1/4" Water Buffalo leather reinforced with an internal plastic rib and the Ares Gear Aegis buckle. Worth considering.

    May 14, 2021 6:50 pm
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    John

    I have Kore belt, like it. But I had a chance recently to try out a Daltech BULLBELT. At first it feels really rigid (its right at about 1/4 inch thick) and I thought I would be uncomfortable with it. But after a little bit of wear its not uncomfortable at all and it turns out to be a great belt for concealed carry and keeps things more snug against me than the Kore did. With the Kore I would sometimes print a little depending on the cut of the clothing, and although not really that noticeable unless you looked for it the idea of it bugged me a little so I would often buy or pick clothes with that in mind. With the Daltech that small issue went away. But I'll tell you, if you use gear now (holster, mag pouch) that on your existing belt is snug now if you use the Daltech it might be a little more snug.

    Also, a friend of mine is wearing a belt from the $30 dollar gun belt company and he loves it. He's got a couple of them he hasn't worn yet and let me try one and if I didn't know any different I would have though it to be a Daltech belt. 30dollargunbelt.com

    May 12, 2021 11:21 am
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    Danny

    Kore gets my vote I'm a user and fan. I use there 1-3/4 incher for competition shootiing. Holds whatever I put on'er and never slips, or sags or rolls or anything.

    May 10, 2021 3:08 am
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    Cameron

    I usually don't post comments but wanted to share my experience to hopefully help others. I recently purchased a KORE Tactical Belt a few weeks ago and I can't believe I waited this long. I'm a larger person and was always adjusting my belt, since it never fit just right. However, my mind was blown away with KORE's ratcheting system, which allows me to adjust the belt to the perfect size. In fact, this belt makes it easy and very quickly to adjust larger or smaller, to meet any demands the day may through at me. I highly recommend giving them a try, it will be your last belt you will ever have to try again.

    April 15, 2021 2:40 pm
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      David, PPT Editor

      Completely agree! Kore has been my EDC belts for over 2 years now.

      April 15, 2021 4:44 pm
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    Patrick

    Thanks for another great article. The only critique I have is when discussing the length of belt to buy, one needs to distinguish between IWB and OWB carry. With leather, there are rarely enough holes to accomplish both styles of carry comfortably.

    March 8, 2021 1:00 pm
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    Patrick

    Thanks for another great article. The only critique I have is when discussing the length of belt to buy, one needs to distinguish between IWB and OWB carry. With leather, there are rarely enough holes to accomplish both styles of carry comfortably.

    March 8, 2021 1:00 pm
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    Michael Welch

    First off, love the website! Secondly, check out NexBelt.

    I have several of these and LOVE them. Super sturdy and they look great as well. I play golf, so it’s an added bonus that the buckles are interchangeable!

    February 22, 2021 9:45 pm
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      Paul

      Mike sorry but I cant recommend the next belts over the kore belts for edc. I was thinking about getting a kore tacital belt for myself but my wife got me a next belt instead for my birthday. She didnt know and I didnt want to ruin her intent. If you did not know Next belt is a knock off kore belts and not made as well from all I have read. Then just like that the next belt buckle broke in less than 3 weeks. Little magnet broke apart and it would not stay in place anymore. I was going to replace it but I just decided to do the kore I had wanted. Good news was in that short time kore released 1 and 3/4 wide version so I got that. I love sturdy belts cause I have a full sized 1911 rig. I can say kore definitely uses better made materials and the buckle is very solid while locking in place nicely. Its just a better belt all around.

      April 26, 2021 8:22 am
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    Bill

    I have 2 Crossbreed holsters. They are good belts and support my gun quite will. However, their buckles leave something to be desired. I got the Crossover first. I love the infinite adjustability of the buckle. Unfortunately after about 4-5 months of constant use it started loosing its ability to keep its length and with a good breath or sitting, it would come loose, even to the point of getting it tight to start was unacceptably difficult; it just couldn't maintain sufficient grip on the leather belt. I followed that belt with their Classic (with holes in the belt). Again, another great belt for about 6-7 months when the buckle's tongue broke. Of the two, I recommend the Classic, but replace the buckle with a steel one.

    January 9, 2021 7:14 pm
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      Ray Seda

      The buckle is garbage. My 10 Dollar flea market leather belt lasted me about 7 years. After 3 months, the 90 dollar cross breed belt buckle snaped.

      May 7, 2021 1:01 pm
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    James

    I agree the Kore ratcheting style cc belts are most likely the best simply because they adjust like crazy and lock where you need them too. on top of that they are a super fortified core that makes them sturdy and they still flex for movement. I don't know how they did it but these are great belts.

    November 25, 2020 4:41 pm
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    Molon Labe

    I'm "relatively new to CCW (about 3 years now I guess) Purchased a Bigfoot Gunbelt with the steel core when I started and I must say this thing is AWESOME!!! Not only will it NOT sag when I carry IWB or OWB being a contractor it allows me to comfortably hang my mini-impact and a METRIC CRAP TON of other tools.

    October 8, 2020 8:01 am
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    Fuzzy Bunny

    Does it strike anyone else as unrealistic that the Relentless Tactical has over 5000 Amazon reviews?

    July 19, 2020 10:13 pm
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    Fox Hotel

    I've tried many belts - starting cheap and working upwards. Recently I purchased 4 EDC belts (2 fabric, 2 leather) from Kore Essentials ($60 each). All things considered they have my nod as best belt.

    March 29, 2020 8:08 pm
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      Angel

      I agree with you 100% on the Kore Essentials. It's my daily wear Belt for IWB or OWB.

      July 1, 2020 3:22 pm
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      BigDaddy

      Kore Essentials is my favorite CC belt. They are infinitely adjustable with their ratcheting system which makes them the most comfortable I've worn.

      October 14, 2020 12:23 pm
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    Sam

    I have literally worn the same belt every day for the past 5 years and while I can't say it looks brand new (it does show some wear by the buckle and is marked where the holster clips on) it still feels like it's got a ton of life left in it. Stitching is still firm everywhere. It's the Aker Leather B21 Concealed Carry belt. It's not the cheapest belt but looks great, is American made of high quality leather and I love it. And no - I have no relation to manufacturer or seller. I bought it off Amazon and it's been one of my best purchases.

    February 1, 2020 6:26 pm
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      Yosemite Sam

      If you can find out where Hickok45 got his belt buckle that would be perfect. I've been trying to get ahold of one for years!!!

      February 2, 2020 3:20 pm
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    Rick

    I notice that most, if not all the discussion is about IWB. What about OWB? What belt would one suggest for that? Carrying a stainless 9mm and a heavy 10mm. Any good suggestions on this for the OWB...

    December 12, 2019 7:07 pm
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      Yosemite Sam

      I would go with the belt Yosemite Sam wears.

      February 2, 2020 3:10 pm
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    dave

    ever try nexbelt ratcheting?
    I am loving it. 1/4 inch adjustments great for with a pull or release.

    December 9, 2019 7:58 pm
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      Tanner

      I started out with Kore, and then went to Nexbelt. In my opinion, Nexbelt is better quality and holds up better.

      May 26, 2021 12:41 pm
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    Liberal Carrier

    I have a small waistline. For me, using those thick leather belts with the standard bulky overlapping buckles end up sticking way out in front. (I carry AIWB)
    I use low-profile nylon. It's easier to adjust and reduces the pot-belly printing look.

    November 25, 2019 8:02 am
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      Jason

      I'm new to carrying a pistol, and a large buckle was a concern of mine. I think I'll take your word for it, and go with a low profile nylon.

      January 23, 2020 4:07 pm
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    Bull o' the Woods

    Are the old-school makers like Milt Sparks, Mitch Rosen, and Kramer Gunleather not on the list because they are too expensive?

    October 29, 2019 10:55 am
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      Smoke Jensen

      No. They are not here because they don’t work well with stupid plastic holsters.

      December 7, 2019 4:04 pm
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    Dave Workman

    Good article but if you really want s great belt one that may last you for years of hard use, and can serve as a defense tool, check out Lenwoods Blunt Force Belt. I work construction and I have worn this belt everyday for over a year and it looks brand new. It's super comfortable, super tough, it's stays in place and the guys who make these belts are great guys. I pair it with all styles of holsters and it works great. When I put it on in the morning I don't think about it til I take it off that night.

    August 25, 2019 5:01 pm
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    Ginero Olson

    I went with a Kore Essentials gun belt and it matches every great review I’ve seen about it. Couldn’t find a complaint about it. I use it for EDC and work as well. Now I can never go back to any other style belt

    July 29, 2019 8:22 pm
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      General

      My Kore Essentials just gave out on me after about 2 years. I was not hard on it, just normal every day use. The $1 belt that I got from the Dollar store lasted much longer, but was not stiff enough otherwise I would still be using it.

      October 24, 2019 9:51 am
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        Smoke Jensen

        Try the gun beltS from Mernickle Leather. You can’t go wrong. I have one I have worn every day for 5 years.

        December 7, 2019 4:09 pm
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    David

    Saddleback leather makes great belts. One in particular called the Leather Tow Belt. Extremely heavy duty, can hold up the largest of firearms and also a 100 year warranty. The warranty card says “They will fight over it when you are dead”

    July 6, 2019 7:38 pm
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    Jim Black

    I recently bought the Kore x1 tactical belt and so far, it has been way better than my friction based web belts. No rolling, tighten it and it stays set. I'm thinking about buying their more formal leather one for work and church.

    May 7, 2019 7:04 pm
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    J. Morrison

    What's your thoughts on the ccw belts with the strip of steel in between ??

    April 9, 2019 1:27 pm
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      Ed

      I'v got a Bigfoot belt, with the stainless insert. 14 oz. and very sturdy. I use it for SP 101, Charter Professional, EAA Witness (both polymer and Stainless), and small pistols down to a Sig 938. Some times I just use it to hold my pants up. It will hold a stout load (pistol, leather holster, twin magazine pouch, and a belt knife, all without twisting or sagging. I sometimes use the 14 oz. Hank's Belt, also 1.5" and it works very well also.

      October 6, 2019 11:31 am
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    Jeffrey

    Over 20 years Ive owned at least a dozen gun belts or more from different makers. You name it, I tried it but nothing beats my new Kore gun belt with the new track system. It's like no other belt. It fits like a glove, is very comfortable, plenty stiff and there is no sag. I need all that because I carry most days IWB with Glock. it's just that good and I don't know why its not on this list, maybe its too new of a thing or too progressive for this review.

    March 18, 2019 3:13 pm
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      Geo

      Great belt, better than the ones on on the list.
      Has anyone ever considered or used a MTR Holster? Very good selection and options , Custom made for any gun you want to carry and exceptional carry comfort.

      August 8, 2019 5:02 pm
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    Matt Hill

    I would include Kore gun belts on this list. I have been carrying guns concealed for many years now and one of my most important tools is my gun belt. It has to be strong and reliable for every day wear while staying stylish. I was recommended Kore gun belts after my last leather gun belt wore out. I was intrigued by the track system and thought the idea of being able to adjust the belt so easily any time was convenient. I have now been wearing the belt every day for a few weeks and its great. The belt looks stylish, is easy to adjust and most importantly it is a sturdy, strong, reliable gun belt. It is not a belt that just calls itself a "gun belt" without actual meeting those standards. It's now my go to edc belt.

    March 15, 2019 3:43 pm
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    conrad

    Come on Snowflakes, must you re-discover the wheel when the answers were forged 30 years ago?
    Give me any one of those belts and I'll wear it to change the oil in 2 vehicles, and what do you get(?) a scratched up belt, big time.
    Now go get any of those belts in shark skin and 10 years later that bad boy will be worn but show no signs of abuse, only use.

    December 28, 2018 9:38 pm
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    jp64

    Bullhide Belts. Best ones I've found and you can custom order any variation you might want from plain, non-stitched to a Revere Buckle and tooling. I've got 3 and they will last years.

    December 28, 2018 2:37 am
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    Marek

    Hi Eric,

    I am Marek snd I want to say a big Thank you for your great reviews, hints and dozen of interesting information posted on your web. Really appreciated! Please go on!
    Marek

    December 28, 2018 2:34 am
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    Marc Haughaboo

    Hank's Belts are the best! You really need to include them in your next review.

    October 7, 2018 4:09 pm
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    David K.

    I have had several makes of gun belts over the years, but in the last 3 years I have started to buy Hank's Belts and I am very happy with the quality and customer service. They really take care of their customers, even when I purchased an incorrect size they exchanged the belt at no charge after owning the belt for over a month and using it.... Hanks thinks customer first. I got on their mailing list and get emails on specials when they have them.

    September 4, 2018 5:57 am
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      David L

      Great to hear about Hanks! They've always come highly recommended.

      September 4, 2018 2:15 pm
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    Connor H

    Do you guys have any experience with Kore gun belts? They look interesting, with a ratcheting buckle system rather than traditional holes.

    July 1, 2018 12:11 pm
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      David

      I use a ratcheting buckle belt as my dress belt and absolutely love it, but I never knew that there was someone using that system for a gun belt. Thanks for letting us know! I think I'll pick one up and test it out.

      July 1, 2018 12:50 pm
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      David

      Just got my belt in the mail this evening. Granted I haven't tested it much, but I love the look and feel. Seems like a solid belt. Taking the weight of my 1911A1 GI with ease.

      July 5, 2018 9:21 pm
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        Connor H

        Well great, if it’ll hold up a 1911 it’ll hold up just about anything! My waist size tends to fluctuate a bit, so I love the idea of a belt with more adjustability than just 1 inch holes. Please let me know how that one does for you. Also, I like the “normal dress belt” look, as some of the gun belts out there really scream “this guy frequently carries something heavy at his waist”.

        They seem like a well-liked company from their reviews, and their belts are going in and out of stock all the time.

        July 30, 2018 8:53 pm
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    Frank H

    The first belt i bought was the Daltec Bull belt, What i didnt like was the thickness and only worked with jeans and was not compatible with any dress pants. My favorite belt is the the Mag Pul Empresario. It has the reinforcement, rigidity without being excessively thick.

    June 30, 2018 6:38 pm
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    Daniel

    I've purchased 3 different Klik Belts and I'll never wear anything else.

    March 20, 2018 7:31 pm
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    Dave

    I have 2 Daltech BULLBELTS and they are very nice. I got them on Amazon for just over $30 each. My particular size and color was discounted for some reason while the others were $60. Certain other colors were also discounted. There is a company called $30 Gun Belt that is located in the same place that Daltech is located and the belts look identical. I suspect that they may be one in the same but they don't offer as many options as Daltech, They are basic 1/4" thick gun belts that appear to be identical to some of the Daltech belts advertising the same thickness, buckle and quality. so have a look at the Thirty Dollar Gun Belt company for a serious gun belt for a mere $30! Or check out Daltech on Amazon for discounted belts too. You can also find steel reinforced gun belts by Daltech on ebay at discounted prices too.

    February 13, 2018 12:07 am
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    JRace

    I have found the best quality and price is a Daltech gun belt. And they all are made in the great USA.

    November 1, 2017 3:27 am
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    marc seals

    Having owned the Relentless and 2 of the Alien gear belts (brown and black) I prefer the Alien Gear belts. The Aliens are slightly thicker and more sturdy as well. Fit and finish seem to be slightly better as well.

    September 29, 2017 12:34 am
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      Eric Hung

      Cool, thanks for your input!

      October 2, 2017 1:57 pm
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    T F

    I went with the CrossBreed Executive mainly for the reason I wanted something I could wear into a casual business meeting as well as wear with jeans. I've had it for a little over two weeks now or so and it is doing just fine. Yeah it was a bit stiff and creaked a bit at first, but just like any leather it has a break in period. Sure you pay a bit more for the aesthetics, but made clear in the product description. I'm very happy with the product even with the higher price point.

    September 19, 2017 2:03 am
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      Eric Hung

      Great to hear you like the Executive!

      September 20, 2017 2:38 pm
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    Timothy J

    Eric,
    Why no comparison with the Alien Gear belt since you also included a review of the Cloak 3 holster in this article. They alsodiscount if you order one with your holster and offer the same test drive option?

    August 31, 2017 7:21 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Hi Timothy, just didn't have one! But if the quality is on par with their holsters it should be fine.

      September 6, 2017 1:36 pm
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    Alex D.

    I agree screws can fall out but we use them also. on some of our belts here at Daltech. They are strong and allow changing the buckle. We tighten them tight when we assembly the belt AND we also include an extra free screw in each belt we ship out in case one is lost. As for the thickness of belts it really is personal preference. If you choose a standard Daltech Force gun belt or our SuperBIO the thickness is more conventional at 12-14 ounces which is right around 3/16" thick. If you choose our BULLBELT gun belt or a non-dress Steel Core you will get a thicker 15-17 ounce or 1/4" plus thickness. Thanks!, Alex, Daltech Force

    August 29, 2017 6:15 am
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    Jim

    I had a nice 5.11 leather belt, but the screw hardware fell apart (somewhere while I was wearing it) and the onus was on me to find & photograph the missing screw & retainer. Suffice to say, I bought a different brand and left it at that.

    August 28, 2017 12:54 pm
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    Brian

    I disagree that the thickest belt means it's the best concealed carry belt, just like the biggest gun isn't the best concealed carry weapon. If it doesn't fit comfortably or is too bulky, you won't want to wear it. Unless you wear baggy jeans/pants every day that have huge loops/room for those giant thick belts, you can't wear those thick belts. If you wear dress pants everyday as I do, you can't fit giant Santa Claus belts through the loops once, let alone twice as the belt goes through the 1st one or two loops again after it passes through the buckle. So if I can't wear a thick belt 5-6 days a week because it doesn't even fit the pants I wear, how is that a good belt if I can't wear it a majority of the time?

    I recently purchased 2 Kore Essentials belts for this exact reason, something that 1st is a strong belt, then looks good/normal, and fits pants I wear most days of the week and it works perfectly. Just 1-2 pairs of my pants have loops that it doesn't fit in, but that's way better than the thick police belts that wouldn't fit in a single pair of my pants other than my weekend jeans, casual cargo shorts, etc

    August 28, 2017 10:32 am
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    Alex D.

    The belt in the review is actually our daltechforce.com Ultimate Thickness BULLBELT. The review is correct in that it is our heaviest gun belt. Our SuperBIO gun belt is another belt in our line-up that is a thinner non-leather tactical belt and resists all elements. Sorry for the confusion. Alex D, Daltech Force

    August 28, 2017 8:40 am
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      Eric Hung

      Hi Alex, thanks for the heads up...fixed!

      August 28, 2017 3:47 pm
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    Scott

    Magpul has a great line of gun belts that I've used since they rolled them out. They have everything from basic utilitarian belts to more 'dressy' ones made of shark skin, and they all support my EDC exactly as I need it. Not crazy stiff, but definitely not too flimsy to hold a holstered weapon and extra mags. No signs of wear after 2 years..

    August 27, 2017 7:47 pm
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    Terry Cook

    I was surprised not to see Bigfoot gun belts on the list. Their steel core makes very sturdy long lasting cow. Belt.

    Terryc

    August 27, 2017 7:31 pm
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    Steve

    I have two tac belts from Beltman. They have held up very well over the seven years I've owned them. One is worn daily. It shows some wear on the edges, but remains stiff and very functional for IWB, The other belt is worn 12-14 times per year and still looks brand new. In addition to positive online reviews, the option of velcro for my Crossbreed IWB with velcro clips was a key selling point.. The only downside is the cost ($80 when I obtained them, closer to $90 now), but I suppose you get what you pay for.

    August 27, 2017 5:19 pm
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    Nick

    I use Kore also. Tracline belts are great!

    August 27, 2017 4:42 pm
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    Michael Brant

    I use a Kore Essentials. Love it and will use no other.

    August 27, 2017 4:31 pm